Choosing the Right Job for You

Do you love your job?

Chances are you don’t. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, less than 30 percent of workers land their dream job.

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Jim Hughes is a content marketer who has significant experience covering technology, finance, economics, and business topics for about 3 years. He likes to share all the insight and knowledge he has. 

Does a Meaningful Job Need to Burn You Out?

It's a gift when work is so meaningful that you'd do it for free. And that's also a problem.

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This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

How to Be More Engaged at Work

Here are four steps to feel more energized and satisfied on the job.

Are you engaged at work?

If not, don’t worry—87 percent of people worldwide report not feeling engaged on the job. Many of us don’t expect work to be something we enjoy; it’s called work for a reason, right? We feel it is normal to “check out” during the day and head home without feeling fulfilled or accomplished.

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About The Author

Greater Good Science Center's picture

This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

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Overhead of several laptop computers on desk.
10/08/2019
Do you love your job? Chances are you don’t. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, less than 30 percent of workers land their dream job. While it can be... read more
Woman asleep at desk with computer, papers, etc.
09/16/2019
It's a gift when work is so meaningful that you'd do it for free. And that's also a problem. I think of myself as a champion for meaningful work. I strive for it in my life, I try to help my... read more
Smiling man at desk at work wit note on his forehead - BE HAPPY
12/10/2018
Here are four steps to feel more energized and satisfied on the job. Are you engaged at work? If not, don’t worry—87 percent of people worldwide report not feeling engaged on the job. Many... read more
Overhead of several laptop computers on desk.
10/08/2019
Do you love your job? Chances are you don’t. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, less than 30 percent of workers land their dream job. While it can be... read more
Woman asleep at desk with computer, papers, etc.
09/16/2019
It's a gift when work is so meaningful that you'd do it for free. And that's also a problem. I think of myself as a champion for meaningful work. I strive for it in my life, I try to help my... read more
Smiling man at desk at work wit note on his forehead - BE HAPPY
12/10/2018
Here are four steps to feel more energized and satisfied on the job. Are you engaged at work? If not, don’t worry—87 percent of people worldwide report not feeling engaged on the job. Many... read more